FROM THE DIRECTOR:
Harvey, the September 2013 production at the Putnam County Playhouse, will conclude our 52nd season. This is the classic American comedy about Elwood P. Dowd, his 6-foot-tall invisible rabbit companion, and a whole cast of other eccentric characters. The play presents the problem of “Where does reality stop and imagination begin?”
We’ll be looking for twelve mostly adult actors, though mature-looking teenagers might be considered for a couple of roles. There are six men and six women in the cast; one man and three women are cameo roles, appearing in only one scene each -- though most of the latter are crucial to the play. Some of the smaller roles would be a good way to gain experience on the stage. I encourage even those with little or no acting experience to come to auditions on July 21 or 22
Those auditioning will read scenes from the script. No prior preparation will be necessary, except for familiarizing yourself with the characters. (See the “Cast and Crew” section on this web site.)
If you are interested in the theater but don’t necessarily want to be on stage, there are many other ways to volunteer at PCPH: working backstage, with lights or sound, with costumes, with set building. I will be looking for people in all these areas for this production.
I have loved the whimsy of Harvey since I first saw it in high school, with one of my best friends playing the role of Elwood. It will be a treat to direct it. So come out and join the fun!
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Jim is a long-time member of the board of Putnam County Playhouse. He has been involved since 1991.
Jim directed his first show for PCPH in 2011, the comedy Don't Drink the Water. He has appeared onstage in productions including The Crucible, Pippin, Singin' In the Rain, The Curious Savage, and On Borrowed Time.He is also the champion of PCPH's recycling program.